After a thirty-year career in Human Resources, Lynne M. Spreen reinvented herself as an author, speaker, blogger, and teacher. She speaks about the positive side of aging, and writes novels and short stories about people who are finding themselves in midlife and beyond.
Lynne believes the second half of life is a rich, untapped literary vein of human drama. Her debut novel, Dakota Blues, tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who embarks on a life-changing road trip with a 90-year-old friend. The novel won an award for excellence in women’s fiction.
After that, Lynne wrote Key Largo Blues, Goodbye to the Blues, and California Blues. She also published a collection of stories titled Middle-Aged Crazy: Short Stories of Midlife and Beyond. All of her books are available here today.
In addition to becoming an author later in life, Lynne started golfing and sank her first (and only) hole-in-one at the age of 56. At 60, she took up piano lessons. At 61, she formed a new writers’ guild in her hometown.
Her next goal was GOING to be the publication of FIVE silver romance novels by the end of this year, but you know the expression: woman plans and God laughs. In mid-January, Lynne’s elderly mother was still driving and living happily alone, but then a trip to the ER changed everything. While the family adjusts to the new normal, Lynne is quarterbacking the changes and her writing has definitely taken a seat in the far back of the bus.
Today Lynne is going to talk with us about her journey to become an author, why her books feature people over 50, and why we should celebrate the second half of life.